Prostatitis is an inflammation of the prostate that can cause pain, sexual dysfunction, and urination issues. Chronic prostatitis might last for more than 3 months. Possible causes include bacterial infections and damage to the nerves or muscles in the pelvic area. Treatment often involves antibiotics. Learn more here.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH, is the medical term for an enlarged prostate. BPH can cause difficulties with urination. Treatment options for BPH include watchful waiting, medication, minimally invasive procedures, and surgery. Lifestyle changes can also help improve a person’s symptoms. Learn more here.
Enzalutamide reduced metastasis or death risk by 71 percent in phase III trial of castration-resistant nonmetastatic prostate cancer with escalating PSA.
Mitoxantrone is used to treat some types of multiple sclerosis (MS) and some types of cancer. It is given as an intravenous infusion in a clinical setting. Some serious side effects are possible, and it is important to discuss the risks and any existing health conditions with the doctor. Novantrone is a trade name.
Research locates new genetic markers that may show an elevated risk of developing prostate cancer. This will help to identify men who need early screening.
For the first time, a major clinical trial shows that immunotherapy can successfully treat very advanced forms of prostate cancer.
A free PSA test measures the level of prostate-specific antigens that are not bound to other proteins in the blood. This test can help doctors to diagnose problems with the prostate, including cancer. In this article, we look at how a free PSA test differs from a total PSA test, and what the results can mean.
Could a long noncoding RNA that has a role in androgen receptor signaling in prostate cancer be a treatment target that does not lead to resistance?
Saw palmetto is an herbal remedy with many potential uses in healthcare. One such use is the treatment of benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH). Although a popular remedy, research into the herb’s efficacy is still ongoing and the results to date are inconclusive. Here, we look at the other treatments also available.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) refers to enlargement of the prostate that is unrelated to cancer. Because of the positions of the prostate and kidneys, an enlarged prostate can cause kidney, or renal, failure. Knowing the symptoms can ensure quick treatment. Learn about the links between renal failure and BPH here.
There are many potential treatments for an enlarged prostate or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Many people look to green tea to manage their BPH, and the science suggests that it may offer relief for some symptoms, and provide other health benefits. Learn more about green tea for BPH, and whether it works, here.
A compound that targets a unique structure in cancer cell nuclei and has links to metastasis potential stopped cancer spread and extended survival in mice.
Women do not have a prostate in the same way as men. They do, however, have Skene glands, often called the female prostate, which have many similarities to the prostate. Cancer of the female prostate is extremely rare. Find out about the functions of the Skene glands and learn more about female prostate cancer here.
In prostate cancer, recurring tumors become aggressive and treatment-resistant. Why does this happen, and how can it be prevented? A new study weighs in.
Medical research is reaching a new frontier with implants that can accurately spot early signs of cancer. Yet the road from laboratory to patient is long.
In the largest study of its type, researchers find several new prostate cancer drug targets by harvesting and analyzing reams of genetic data.
Understanding just how cancer uses our body's metabolism against us is challenging. A new study describes how tumors use fat cells to power their growth.
Scientists identify a class of drugs that selectively targets and kills advanced prostate cancer cells that lack the tumor-suppressor protein PTEN.
A new study finds that the prostate cancer drug Zytiga is more effective, as well as cheaper, when taken with food, as opposed to on an empty stomach.